Diana Kay (Lancaster) Stephens

Born: Mon., Dec. 28, 1953
Died: Mon., Dec. 29, 2014


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 02, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 02, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Diana Kay Stephens, 61, of rural Oblong, IL. passed away at 11:32 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Crawford Memorial Hospital. Born on December 28, 1953 in Crawford County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Clyde Lancaster and Betty Irene (Perrine) Lancaster. On December 9, 1969 she married John Richard Stephens and he survives.

Diana attended Oblong Schools, Oblong, IL; was previously employed with the Oblong IGA as manager of the deli department for 5 to 6 years; Crawford Electronics, Robinson, IL for several years and with Standard Grigsby, Oblong, IL for many years. Diana enjoyed taking vacations, dancing, taking pictures and listening to oldies country music.

Survivors include her husband John Stephens, of Oblong, IL; her daughter, Jodi Henry; two sons and daughter-in-law Cody and Brandi Stephens and Corey Stephens; her three grandchildren Makadan Henry, Jacoda Stephens, and Billi Stephens; her step-father Roy Keys, all of Oblong, IL; one brother and sister-in-law Dick and Sheila Perrine, Palestine, IL; four sisters and brother-in-law: Darlene and Herb Jolliff, Nashville, IL; Becky Tharp, Shelly Scott and Tracie Ghormley, all of Hammond, IN.; four brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jerry and Lee Stephens and family, Larry and Donna Stephens and family, Jeff Stephens and Rick Stephens and her mother-in-law Reba Stephens, of Oblong, IL.; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Preceding Diana in death were her parents; one sister Patty Richards; grandparents Raymond and Irene (Jackson) Perrine; and her father-in-law Major Stephens.

Celebration of Diana’s Life services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong with Bro Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Diana Kay Stephens Memorial Fund, C/O Pulliam Funeral Home with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL. 62449.

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Maureen (Alumbaugh) Hays
   Posted Wed December 31, 2014
Oh what a joyous person to have experienced in this lifetime! Diana became a forever friend from the first day we spoke to each other. We worked side by side for a time and the laughter rolled! Although our exchanges became fewer through the years with raising families and fulfilling our missions, we always could get back to the beginning of friendship with just a smile. That quiet understanding when you know your lives were meant to touch and be shared is always a time never to be forgotten. My sincere sympathies for your loss John. I will miss her dearly.

Bill & Angie Aten
   Posted Wed December 31, 2014
John & family:

Bill & I just want to say how sorry we are for your loss. You all will be in our prayers.

Bill & Angie Aten40

Lawrence & Doris Alspach
   Posted Wed December 31, 2014
John & family, sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts & prayers

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